[R] RE: [Rd] too many arguments in foreign function call

Warnes, Gregory R gregory_r_warnes@groton.pfizer.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 19:52:30 -0400

  > From: Robert Gentleman [mailto:rgentlem@jimmy.harvard.edu]
  > Greg,
  >   you might be better off writing a wrapper,
  >   R->foo where foo has less than 65 args and does nothing more than
  >   unpack them and calls bar (the original) with as many args as you
  >   want, not much code change and not much cost...

Hi Rob,

[BTW, sorry about the crosspost to R-help.  Mean't to continue the
discussion on R-devel, but miss-typed.]

Actually, the original author used the function with 85 arguments in S-Plus.
Rather than adding a new wrapper function, I wanted to fix the (in my
opinion) artificial limit of 65 parameters and let them keep the same exact
source file between R and S-Plus.  


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